Industrial Biochemist - Anaerobic Digestion

25000.00 - 35000.00 GBP Annual + GBP25000 - GBP35000/annum
12 Jun 2017
21 Jun 2017
Contract Type
Full Time
Industrial Bio-Chemist

Our client provides specific and dedicated resources to the application of waste and energy technologies, operators of its own waste to energy facilities with fully integrated Management Systems for Environmental Control, Quality and H&S - accredited to ISO 14001, ISO 18001, and ISO 9001 Nr Rushden Northamptonshire. We are an equal opportunities employer.

An exciting opportunity has become available for an industrial bio-chemist to work within our processing and treatment plant facilities with a key focus on Anaerobic Digestion. The qualified bio-chemist will be responsible for looking after the plant biology and day to day running of the Anaerobic Digestion Plant.


?? To work effectively as part of a dedicated operational team across the entire AD site.

?? Optimise the biology to increase the rate of biogas production whilst promoting and maintaining ideal digester conditions from a broad range of feedstocks.

?? Ensuring quality controls are met for optimum plant efficiency, productivity and product control.

?? Daily site sampling, testing, record keeping and reports.

?? Operational overview and control of the Anaerobic Digestion plant in accordance with the Site.

?? To work closely with supporting management, operators and the business development team; performing tests on a range of materials to ensure that they meet the needs of plant operations, maintenance and development.

?? Taking a pro-active approach to the resolution of process issues.

?? To be included into the out of hours alarm response rota.

?? Compliance with specific Health and Safety policies and Codes of Practice, including the development and implementation of Risk Assessments, Safe Systems of Work and Standard Operational Procedures.

Experience required for this role:

?? Degree qualified with a minimum of a 2:1 relevant to the industry with a strong biological background.

?? Post graduate experience within an industrial environment would be beneficial.

?? Previous lab experience is vital to this position, as the role requires arranging and performing critical laboratory tests for the Anaerobic Digestion plant and other processes.

?? Knowledge of testing protocols and being able to work to safety standards is essential.

?? Previous experience in water chemistry or a related field would also be an advantage.

?? Be able to multi task and work well under pressure